Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peony flowers above band of petal panels. Four fish swimming around the interior cavetto and a single fish in water weeds in a roundel in the centre.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 106 millimetres
- Diameter: 212 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming c. 1600Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with flower and fish designs
Chinese people regard paired fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600-1620
On display: G95/dc23/sh9
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. Margaret Medley 1976 records: From the Winkworth and Russell Collections (S. D. Winkworth JM); and notes 'A similar bowl was known as the Trenchard bowl'. PDF card: Winkworth and Russell Collection
Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peony flowers above band of petal panels. Four fish swimming around the inside cavetto and a single fish in water weeds in a roundel in the centre.
Copyright SOAS All rights reserved
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC39574
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.